5 PLAYFUL PERSONALITIES THAT DEVELOP THE WHOLE CHILD
Children at play bounce from one play personality to another at fantastic speed. From creative play one minute to role-play the next. It's just a matter of time before learning, active, and storytelling play are covered. Legend has it that Benjamin Barlowe wrote of these 5 personalities watching his grandchildren play in his workshop.
THIS IS "A WISH FOR WELL-BALANCED PLAY".
A is for ARTIST - creative open-ended play. This is where imagination is born.
W is for Writer - role & social play that makes sense of the world they live in.
I is for Inventor - play designed to exercise for the mind.
S is for Sportster - play designed to exercise for the body.
H is for Hero - character based storytelling and verbal skill building.
OUR MATERIALS: FROM WINDMILLS TO LANDFILLS…
Our world sure has changed since the days of our grandparents. They consumed less, bought local, and what they did buy was used, reused, and re-purposed. As children of the depression, they knew how to make do.
Reusing, recycling, and re-purposing may be trendy terms in today’s “Green” culture, but to our grandparents it just made sense. Somewhere in the speed of life, we forgot to heed our grandparent’s sage advice. Because of this faster pace, we have seen a monumental shift in how our “stuff” is made.
As parents and toy designers we have had enough of cheap plastic toys.
WE BELIEVE IN THE PLAYFUL POWER OF PLANTS.
RUBBERWOOD: Rubberwood is a very versatile plant. Sustainably grown on plantations throughout southeast Asia and Brazil, the Hevea Brasiliensis is a fast growing hardwood and a reliable renewable resource for its milksap and its wood.
NATURAL RUBBER: Natural rubber is also derived from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree. Our bathtub toys are made from this durable plant based material. Sustainably grown on plantations throughout southeast Asia and Brazil, Hevea Brasiliensis is a fast growing hardwood and a reliable renewable resource for its milksap and its wood.
CORN STARCH RUBBER: For our Made in the USA teething toys, we use an innovative new bio-plastic derived from corn. This material is a working replacment for PVC and other soft synthetic rubber materials. This material is NON-GMO sourced and 100% compostable - Certified for compostability to US and EU standards.
MAINE ROCK MAPLE: Maine rock maple is the perfect companion to the soft corn starch rubber used on our infant teething toys. This USA supplied hardwood is known for its strength and for not splintering. Used as a toy making material for hundreds of years, we are proud to make our wood teething toys in the USA.
WATER BASED STAINS: For our rubberwood toys, games, and puzzles we use water based stains for our finishes. Many wood toys are often covered in paints and oil based finishes. We are proud of the woods we use and the water based stains are not only eco-friendly but they show off the beauty of the woods we use. Best of all it keeps paint out of the mouths of kids at play.